TAGBILARAN CITY – How many more are waiting to be killed in this city as another man was shot dead last night along Tamblot street in this city is the question that some residents here are curious about. The latest victim was identified as one Gil Hilario Racho, alias “Amahong” of legal age, a resident here. He sustained gunshot wounds on his right shoulder after he was shot at past seven last night along Tamblot street. Initial investigation showed no clear motive of his killing as the Scene of Crime Operatives (SOCO) with PSupt Pinky Ancog on the crime scene are still investigating the incident.
Recovered from the suspect were two empty sachets, two syringe and a lighter believed to be used in illegal drugs use. Racho is the fifth victim of shooting and the 4th deaths, one of whom sustained gunshot wounds and landed in the hospital for medical treatment in a spate of shooting incidents last week. Last Friday at past 10 pm along J. P. Rizal street in this city that a man was gunned down here that some residents considered as a killing field posted in social media.
Police identified the victim as one Marcelito Araco, 29, Alias “Litoy,” married and a resident of Tamblot street in this city. His lifeless body bathed with his own blood as a result of several gunshot wounds on his head and at the back after the shooting, initial investigation said.
Police Officer 3 Silvano Palacio, the investigator who responded to the incident initially learned that the victim had just disembarked from a tricycle he was riding when suddenly an unknown suspect on board of a motorcycle pumped his 9mm pistol on the victim.
The suspect immediately fled after the shooting, the report said.
Early of last week (Nov. 23, 2015), a hot pursuit operation ended with dead bodies of Kent Animas, a resident of Maribojoc town and Reynan Corporal, alias “Sadam” of barangay Dipatlong of the same town.
Both were fatally hit on their heads after several minutes of exchange of gunfire at an apartment, barangay Tiptip, this city. Two of their companions escaped police dragnet.
Based on police initial investigation, recovered from the possession of Animas and Corporal were a bag containing medium size cellophane of suspected shabu ang other sachets of the same; Php34,000 cash; two gold necklaces; and several ammunition of handguns — 38 and one .22 caliber black widow; and the two motorcycle — Honda black-white XRM and black Honda Wave 125.
Another man was shot and critically wounded in this city at past 10 pm after two were shot dead in the morning on the same day (Nov. 23, 2015) in this city.
Police identified the victim as one Zaldy Mendoza, of legal age and a native of Cebu City and a former worker of PCCK Stockyard was shot and wounded on the same day that Animas and Corporal died. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds on his head and chest.
The victim had several aliases based on his different identification recovered from his possession. He is also known as Domingo Talisic Ybañez of Kauswagan, Trindiad town and Jerson P. Laurito based on a Palawan Suki Card.
He was rushed to the Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital by TARSIER for medical treatment and still recuperating.
Recovered from the crime scene were three fired cartridges of .45 caliber handgun and six cartridge of 9mm caliber. (With Ern Pahayahay’s report)